There is no doubt we can all agree that the world is a busy place. We really have to plan and be more conscious to ensure we eat correctly, as the hours in a day fly by and before you know it you have skipped a meal. Rush, rush, rush is how it feels! Before leaving the house in the morning, try making a quick and healthy smoothie to give you and your family all of the nutrients you need to kickstart your day. Make it your goal to start your day with a superfood smoothie packed with healthy ingredients from Wildsprout. Let’s look at the type of superfoods we can include in this nutrient-filled cup of deliciousness.
What is a Superfood?
Simply put, a superfood is any food that is considered to be highly beneficial for a person’s health and well-being. These foods are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. A nutritional powerhouse if you will! While they have a high volume of nutrients, they are also low in calories, which makes them even more appealing for a healthy diet.
Superfoods You Can Include in Your Smoothie
Berries like blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are wonderful when eaten fresh, but are equally useful when frozen for later use. They are high in vitamin C, fibre and anti-inflammatory, antioxidant flavonoids. They are also good for ageing brains and are extremely tasty.
Dark-Green Leafy Vegetables
Vegetables such as kale, broccoli and spinach fall into this group of superfoods. These not only contain fibre but are also rich in calcium which is much needed for strong bones. They also help to boost muscle function and heart health.
Nuts and Seeds
Nuts and seeds like zinc-rich pumpkin seeds and ALA omega-3 rich chia seeds and flax seeds are healthy sources of fat. They are high in protein and fibre and help you to feel fuller for longer so are ideal to add to that superfood smoothie in the morning. These are also ideal to pop over a salad or stir-fry as a garnish and to add flavour and crunch.
High in calcium and vitamin D, cottage cheese is an excellent source of whey protein and should definitely have a place in your weekly diet. Added to your smoothie it can add a creaminess to complement the nuts and fresh ingredients. It also helps to build bone density and muscle protein.
Recipe: Fruity-Wonder Smoothie
- 1 cup strawberries
- ½ cup pineapple
- 1 banana
- 2 cups orange juice
- ½ cup natural yoghurt
- 1 cup spinach (optional)
- 1 Tbsps. chia or flax seeds
This recipe serves 4, which makes it perfect for the family breakfast-on-the-go!!
Filled with fresh fruit, vegetables and protein, a superfood smoothie is most certainly a must for your quick breakfast fix or as a pick-me-up snack to get you through your day. Pick up your fresh ingredients, seeds and nuts on our online store now.
Live a healthy conscious lifestyle by making the right food choices and shopping at Wildsprout.